To many customers, OPUS10 – one of the software tools in Opus Suite – is synonymous with cost effective spare parts optimization. With its realistic modeling of technology and support solution, rapid calculations, and results that reduce the spare part investment by 30% or more – while also increasing system availability – OPUS10 has become an industry standard in this field. But as you will find below, it has a lot more to offer.
OPUS10 is the ultimate tool to answer questions such as:
- What spare parts assortment should I have in stock, and how should I allocate it to the different stock facilities?
- When this component fails, should it be discarded or repaired?
- Should it then be repaired locally or centrally?
- What will the spare parts inventory cost?
- How will efficiency and costs be affected if failure rates or lead times increase by 25 %?
While spare parts optimization is the core capability and the most common application, OPUS10 provides indispensable decision support in many other situations. For instance, when comparing alternative support solutions and making decisions about:
- What should my support organization look like?
- Should all or part of the maintenance be outsourced?
- How many warehouses do I need, and where should they be located?
- What is the most cost effective mode of transport?
- How sensitive is my solution to disturbances?
- How should support organization and spare parts inventory be adjusted during stepwise ramp up or phase-out?
… and even when evaluating different technical systems and questions such as:
- What system design and configuration are optimal from a supportability perspective?
- Can I improve the system design to increase performance and reduce the cost of ownership?
- Which of these items is the most cost effective from a life cycle perspective?
Leading organizations and companies worldwide rely on OPUS10. Primarily in defense, transportation and energy sectors, though there are users in many other industries as well.
News in OPUS10 v2017
- Software performance has been further improved. Primarily in SIMLOX, but also in CATLOC and OPUS10.
- The new time blocks modeling in CATLOC gives flexibility and compatibility with OPUS10 and SIMLOX.
- Phase scenario results from OPUS10 can be imported to CATLOC.
- System maintenance tasks can be included in LORA XT (Maintenance Concept Optimization) in OPUS10.
- Maintenance Candidates can be autogenerated in LORA XT in OPUS10.
- Usability has been improved with new commands and toolbar buttons.
- A PM event limit can be set for preventive maintenance tasks, to model e.g. “first service”.
- Data can be imported and exported using JSON text format.
The scenario to be analyzed is described in the OPUS10 model, which is based on tables that are used in a flexible way depending on for example complexity and desired level of detail. A “model view” gives the user overview and support when building the model, with a graphic representation of the technical system and its product structure, and the logistic support solution.
The C/E Curve
The Cost/Efficiency (C/E) Curve is a key step in the OPUS10 optimization. For the described scenario, a series of solution points is generated, showing maximum achievable system efficiency at different budgets. One solution point is selected based on efficiency requirements and/or budget. The optimized solution behind the point can the be examined in the Table View, the Analysis View or in the generated report (see below). By generating C/E curves for different scenarios in the same graph, their cost efficiency can be compared side by side.
The OPUS10 Results View features an interactive table where you can easily select which solution points, parameters and dimensions to study. For instance, you can list stock levels, investments and service levels per component and location.
The Analysis View
With the interactive Analysis View, a selected solution point from the C/E curve can be examined further. For instance, you can look at efficiency measures for individual systems, locations or components. It is also possible to view the expected number of faults and repair actions to expect for each component.
The Report Generator
The Report Generator provides reports that can be customized to show the results that are of interest. There is a great number of result tables and fields to choose from. Reports are easily exported to MS Excel or external databases and ERP systems.